Netherlands: ICC Appeals Chamber confirms case against Gaddafi's son is admissible

A judge at the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague confirmed the admissibility of the case against Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi before the Court, and rejected his appeal against the Pre-Trial Chamber's decision, dismissing his challenge to the admissibility of the case, on Monday. «The Appeal Chamber concludes that the Pre-Trial Chamber did not err when it found that... Еще the case against Mr Gaddafi is not inadmissible before the Court. In the outcome the Appeal Chamber unanimously rejects the appeal launched by Mr Gaddafi and confirms the decision of the Pre-Trial Chamber,» announced presiding Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji. The judge noted that the Appeal Chamber indicated the court is «complementary to national criminal jurisdiction,» and it is not possible to prosecute anyone tried by another court for crimes under the jurisdiction of the ICC for the same crimes. He also said that when reviewing the decision of the Pre-Trial Chamber, the Appeals Chamber did not find any error in it and agreed with its interpretation of the Rome Statue, saying that the decision issued by a national jurisdiction must be final before a case can be declared inadmissible. The Appeals Chamber also approved the decision of the Pre-Trial Chamber that Libyan Law n.6 regarding amnesty does not apply to the crimes for which Gaddafi was convicted by the Libyan court, rejecting Gaddafi's appeal.

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